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Lidded ornament in the form of a temple bell with design of Shitenno (Four Guardian Kings)

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Inscription

應需盛壽 生滅々巳 寂滅為楽 是生滅法 諸行無常

Signed

Oju Moritoshi [Moritoshi, made to order] 應需盛壽

Provenance

1890, Charles Goddard Weld Collection; bequest to MFA, Boston, December 7, 1911.

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, 1880s

Catalogue Raisonné

154

Dimensions

Overall: 16.4 x 10.9 cm (6 7/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5842a-b

Medium or Technique

Main material: copper; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold, silver, shakudo and shibuichi; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor